After Christmas

Now that Christmas is past, I’m back to regular chores. I mailed some solar gadgets to a friend who’s just setting up her new system and went over toBlythe, California to get some groceries. I didn’t know that in California you have to bring your own grocery bags or else pay for them! I’ll try to remember.

I finally got around to doing laundry today too….I’ve been putting it off and putting it off, washing out a few undies every few days. The laundromat in Ehrenberg is very cheap…it cost only $3.50 to wash & dry two loads of clothes! And I forgot (again) to put any fabric softener in the dryer. I don’t like to use dryer sheets; I don’t want whatever those chemical are, all over my clothes & touching my skin. But here in the desert you almost have to. And since I didn’t, I’ve got enough static electricity in just my clean underpants alone to power this camper for a full day, if only I could harness it! Hate when that happens, don’t you?

While I was out I called Wal-Mart Pharmacy. On the 23rd I called to have 3 prescriptions refilled and sent to me at the Enrenberg Post Office (General Delivery). On the phone we wet over each one and the strength, etc. I looked on line and it looked as though only one of them was ordered. Sure enough, not only was just the one ordered, but the woman said they were waiting for payment before they shipped it. (A whole $.83) I said “You have my credit card, right?” and she read off the last 4 numbers. So what’s the problem here??  She said she would TRY to get it sent out tomorrow.  I guess I’m going to have to get the others ordered for pickup at the nearest Wal-Mart, which is 40 miles away!!!  An 80 miles drive just because people are stupid.

Other than those exciting things, we are just hanging out here, enjoying the sunny weather and being lazy. One day soon we’re going to go to Cibola Wildlife Reserve which is on the California side of the Colorado River but not too far from here, and I have orders to check out a campground near Blythe that my friends are interested in for next winter. I have to find them the best site……oh dear, the pressure’s on!

There was a really cute sign in the laundromat that said “Free hair washing sink”! Wish I’d known that. Then there was another sign that said “Washing dogs and kids, special today $139.00”!!   I took a picture of it with my phone but it refused to email it to my laptop. It always does that.

Oh it looks like the computer is in a good mood today and is going to let me post a few photos!

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6 Responses to After Christmas

  1. Janet Johnson says:

    I hate chemicals in dryer sheets and there are undoubtedly in the liquid too. I made a big ball of aluminum foil and throw it in with the wet clothes – it works! It breaks the charge of electricity. It’s a bit annoying bonking around while the clothes try but it’s worth it!

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    • janispaqu says:

      I remember trying that; didn’t think it worked all that well. Friends use some kind of plastic dryer balls that seemed to be pretty effective, though I don’t want to have to carry them around with me.

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  2. Tom Warfield says:

    I hear you about scripts. Fortunately for me, all but one of mine are mail order so I can get delivery most everywhere. The one that isn’t (glucose test strips) is Medicare part B and doesn’t transfer worth a darn. Fortunately, it is available over the counter – but at an exhorbitant price. I found them on Amazon for 1/5 I had to pay at Walmart one time. So I should be pretty well set for my 3 month trip to the Az. desert.

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  3. Tom & Deb says:

    Sounds like you are enjoying some peaceful time in the desert. Right now I am a little jealous as we are still in Escanaba; though spending time with grandchildren does make up for freezing in the cold. We are hoping to be on our way soon and in Arizona before the end of January.
    You and Roxie stay safe.

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